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CAREER SPOTLIGHT: Security Services, Protection Officer


Prairie Mountain Health will be offering a Protection Officer training opportunity in Virden.

Click here for course information. Employment opportunities are available after successfully completing training in Brandon, Dauphin, Swan River and Virden.

Apply by September 22 to [email protected].


About the Career

The Protection Officer provides a safe, comfortable and supportive environment for all clients, staff and visitors by encouraging reliability, effectiveness and efficiency in the operation of the Security Services department.

Responsible for protecting life and property, maintaining law and order, and preventing and detecting crime. Participates in and supports the region’s Patient Safety Initiatives and Programs. Notifies manager/supervisor of broken, unsafe equipment or infrastructure, such as damage to parking lots, signage, grounds, door/equipment failure, or hazardous surfaces. Monitors and works with closed-circuit T.V. systems. Works with fire safety protection equipment, training, and emergency evacuation procedures. Responds to all emergencies as assigned and follow the direction of the incident commander to assist in response or event management. Informs Manager DEPP / Security Services of all matters pertaining to the duties and responsibilities and notify when additional help is required. Other duties as assigned.

Prairie Mountain Health includes a regional Security Services program, with Protection Officers in base locations across the region; currently at Brandon Regional Health Center, Dauphin Regional Health Center, Swan Valley Health Center, and Virden Health Cen-tre. Though officers are based at these sites, they provide security services at all PMH sites located within these communities. Based upon operational need, Protection Officers have been dispatched to other facilities across the region to provide security support.

Protection Officers perform a variety of roles to assist in site safety and security on a 24/7 basis. These roles and duties include patrols (within the facility, facility outside grounds, patrols to other PMH sites within the base community) CCTV monitoring, door security, emergency code response, violence prevention and response, and incident investigation and reporting. Officers also assist with staff security by providing escorts to vehicles on PMH lots at shift change or as required, and enforcement of regional policies such as parking, patient valuables, and lost and found.

What do we offer?

Joining PMH as a Protection Officer offers a rewarding career—helping others and giving back to your community.

  • Rotations with variety of hours and EFTs
  • Benefits including Health, Vision, Dental, Pension, EAP
  • Education and training opportunities
  • $19.362/hour starting wage, plus premiums for evenings, nights and weekends
  • In-house classroom training for the Security Guard Licensure course and assist with the license application process, including the commissioner of oath section.


Interested in becoming a Protection Officer? Applicants must have the required qualifications below:

  • Grade 12 (MB standards) or equivalent (GED)
  • Valid Class 5 (or higher) Manitoba Driver’s license (or provincial equivalent)
  • Access to a personal vehicle to provide service within Prairie Mountain Health
  • Current Manitoba Justice Security Guard license*
  • Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Check (current within 6 months)
  • Child Abuse Registry Check (current within 6 months)
  • Adult Abuse Registry Check (current within 6 months)
  • Eligible for and maintains licensure to practice as a Security Officer (Guard) in the province of Manitoba

*All Protection Officers are required to complete a mandatory security guard training program, provided by an approved training provider through Manitoba Justice, and complete a written exam to obtain licensure. To learn more, visit

Manitoba Justice Security Guard Licensing

For more information on licensing, including training companies:

Province of Manitoba | justice – Private Investigators and Security Guards Program (

Paper applications for Security Guard licenses are not accepted. For more information on how to submit your application by e-mail, please read the notice posted at the following link:

Training Equivalency – Other Canadian Provinces

If you have moved from another Province with a mandatory training standard for security guards and have met that standard, you may be eligible for training equivalency in Manitoba. You must still apply for a Manitoba security guard license, as you cannot transfer licenses from another province.

The following provincial training standards are accepted as equivalent to the Manitoba Security Guard Training Program:

  • Saskatchewan – Training Certificate meeting Registrar training requirements.
  • British Columbia – Training Certificate for Basic Security Training (BST 1 and 2) issued by the Justice Institute of B.C.
  • Ontario – Color scan of the front and back of a valid Ontario Security Guard license I.D. card.
  • Alberta – Training Certificate issued by the Solicitor General’s office.
  • Northwest Territories – Training Certificate issued under the Apprenticeship, Trade and Occupations Certification Act.
  • Quebec – Color scan of the front and back of a valid Quebec Security Guard license I.D. card.

Please note the required proof of training you must include with your application to be given equivalency. If you do not include this proof, your application will be processed as a temporary license or returned to you.

Apply Online!

Click here to see all Protection Officer positions available within our region.

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